T Level Building Services for Construction: Plumbing & Heating Engineering Pathway
Construction & Construction Trades
Students aged 16-18
What is the course about?
This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in plumbing or heating.
Delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, this programme will broaden your options; you’ll cover a variety of topics, from building technology principles, to building services engineering systems, to construction methods. This means that when it comes to employment, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to go wherever your ambitions take you.
Topics covered include:
- Building Technology Principles
- Building Services Engineering Systems
- Construction Methods
You will also focus on an occupational specialism: Plumbing & Heating Engineering. This T-Level is for those wishing to train to become plumbers.
Why should I choose the course?
This T-Level programme is written in collaboration with our expert construction lecturing team, Industry links and Employers. Through a blend of classroom working and an extended industry placement, you will be fully prepared for a highly successful career within the building services industry.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles relevant to the building services industry. Through practical application of skills, both within the classroom setting and within an extended Industry placement, you will be fully equipped for your next steps.
You will learn in our state-of-the-art fully equipped workshops. Our workshops and classrooms have the latest industry relevant technology and equipment.
What will I learn?
All students will develop a general understanding of construction, including:
- Health and safety
- The science behind building design, surveying and planning
- Making accurate and appropriate measurements
- Construction methods
- Building regulations and standards
- Data management and information standards in construction
- Relationship management and customer service
- How the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
- Digital engineering techniques
- Mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
- Construction design principles and processes
- The construction industry and its role in the economy
- Sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
- Business, commerce and corporate social responsibility
They will also learn about topics specific to building services engineering, including:
- Building technology principles
- Building services engineering systems
- Maintenance principles
- Tools, equipment and materials
- Hot & cold-water systems
- Central heating
- Boosted cold water
- Boosted hot water
- Unvented & vented cylinders
What will the course lead on to?
The purpose of a T Level is to prepare you for employment and a dynamic career. Due to the broad range of topics covered on the Engineering for Construction T Level, you’ll be equipped for a career in a variety of settings. You could work as a:
- Building Services Engineer, earning up to £50,000 per year
- Heating & Ventilation Engineer, earning up to £35,000 per year
Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level.
Are there any links with industry and university?
You will complete an extended industry relevant placement across the plumbing sector, equivalent to 315 hours over two years.
Whilst we highly recommended you to self-source your own industry placement, you will have the support of an industry placement officer to provide the extra help in finding relevant industry placements as required. Within the placement you will apply your classroom-based skills and knowledge within an industry environment, giving you the experience to better preparing you for future employment.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
This course is delivered by our expert lecturers and is designed in collaboration with industry and employers. It is delivered at our Warrington Campus, with state-of-the-art construction facilities including all the very latest industry relevant tools and equipment and emerging technologies.
The unique blend of classroom delivery and industry placement will fully prepare you for your next steps, whether that be into highly skilled employment, higher education or onto an apprenticeship.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed a Level 2 course and have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above.
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